FIN501 Financial Management Practice (8)


This subject introduces the student to the role of finance in corporate management. Students will develop skills in the identification and analysis of financial problems, particularly the performance of the firm and project evaluation.  Students are introduced to the commercial environment in which the firm operates, as it relates to its financial situation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceAust Graduate Mgt Consortium
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN501
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment restrictions

Available to Australian Graduate Management Consortium (AGMC) students only.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ACC515 FIN516 FIN571 FIN571 There is substantial overlap of content.
ACC515 There is substantial overlap of content.
FIN510 Paired Subject
FIN516 There is substantial overlap of content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to assess and critically evaluate the underlying theory of financial decision-making;
  • be able to evaluate the firm's position in its operating environment using financial analysis techniques;
  • be able to apply a range of financial techniques to real world financial problems faced by firms to create a financial analysis; and
  • be able to analyse the outcomes of these financial techniques in order to provide an informed management decision and advise a course of action.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • financial statement analysis;
  • cash flow evaluation - the time value of money;
  • capital budgeting and cashflow principles;
  • project evaluation techniques;
  • risk in project evaluation;
  • the cost of capital;
  • leverage and capital structure; and
  • working capital management.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.